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Rivière, Marie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
This article focuses on the differential emotional power of languages in the book-reading practices of plurilingual readers. Within a plurilingual perspective, it aims at adding nuance to the "emotional contexts of learning hypothesis" and the "theory of language embodiment". This qualitative study is based on semi-structured…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Emotional Response, Reading Processes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Jessner, Ulrike; Allgäuer-Hackl, Elisabeth; Hofer, Barbara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
The aim of this article is to stress the importance of a dynamic systems or complexity theory approach as a necessary prerequisite to understanding the development of multi-competence in multilingual learners. Selected results from a study on emergent multilingual awareness in children, carried out in South Tyrol, are outlined and discussed. The…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Metalinguistics, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Pons-Ridler, Suzanne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
Examines a Swiss experiment in second language learning before the age of ten, which indicates that pre-puberty second language learning can be successful and can improve first language skills, and that the method used is less important than the training of the teacher. (Text is in French.) (AM)
Descriptors: Educational Experiments, Elementary Education, French, Language Instruction